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Super Noobs

Super Noobs is a Minecraft server community! Come play on Scarlet, our towny server!

Economy is one of the first things that made it onto Scarlet from the beginning. And not a lot has changed in the two years that we've been doing economy. Almost every time we try to switch plugins, there's been an issue, duping, items not being sold, and it's been long past due.

There's a number of things to address with the economy, and so this post will be lengthy, if you want to comment, I'd ask that you do take the time to read everything to prevent repetitive discussion. So let me give a quick overview of what we are considering, and planning out.
  • Add jobs, in part inspired by this old suggestion http://supernoobs.net/threads/remove-shop-and-add-jobs.783/
  • Shop Plugin Changes
    • Separate economies
      • Global
        • Would allow the selling of junk items
        • Would not allow the selling of melons
        • Accessible via /sell command.
      • Vendor Stalls(undecided)
        • Separate shops could be made in RPG fashion
        • Specialty items could be bought/sold
        • Might be a melon/cactus vendor which would allow profit to be made, while discouraging large farms
  • Re-emphasis on player shops
    • Menu within /menu(/bs) in which players would be able to purchase warps to attract players to their shop
    • Rebuild old shop town
  • Add additional incentives for players to spend money. We want the higher level players to be sorely tempted to cash in on unique items
    • There's going to be many aspects to this, and some of them are right around the corner long before we'll be able to ship changes to shop/job systems, and I'd rather not talk about them just yet. ;)
And with that, I want to just get out of the way what the problems we identified; First, the economy is inflated, /money top is full of double digit millionaires (Including myself) Second, the economy heavily favors systems that negatively impact the servers performance. Third, the economy has almost no goals or...
Something similar to this has been in the super secret staff section of the forums as a tool, but when I was considering updating these, I decided I might as well just make it public knowledge what we punish. And personally, self consciously, I'd just like to throw out there that these punishments are much stricter than they previously had been. Part of this is that I'm sick of seeing people who are banned, then never improve. So, this list will be linked permanently on the magic wiki and show up in the rules.

And color said, the punishments shall forever be available at
http://supernoobs.net/wiki/punishments/
Or, at least as long as the wiki is still working. You never know.

And so now that the scent of magic marker and baby powder is in your nose, let's get onto the list.

Broad Punishments
Grief

1st Offense -> 1 Month
2nd Offense -> 6 Month Ban
3rd Offense -> Permanent Ban

Hacking (x-ray, killaura, speed, fly)
Staff Intervention:
1st Offense -> 6 Month Ban
2nd Offense - > Permanent Ban
Or:
AntiCheat:
Permanent ban after a player constantly is kicked for hacking.

Item Duplication
1st Offense -> 6 Month
2nd Offense -> Permanent Ban

Spam (More than three lines of chat)
1st Offense -> Warning
2nd Offense -> 1 Week Mute
3rd Offense -> 1 Month Mute
4th Offense -> 6 Month Mute
5th Offense -> Permanent Mute

Staff Disrespect
1st Offense -> Warning
2nd Offense -> 1 Week Mute
3rd Offense -> 2 Month Mute
4th Offense -> Permanent Mute

Specific Cases
Players who join and immediately

  1. Advertise other servers
  2. Spam random gibberish
1st Offense -> Permanent Ban
  1. I'm from Planet Minecraft
1st Offense -> Warning
2nd Offense -> Permanent Ban
Player v. Player Verbal Assault
1st Offense -> Warning
2nd Offense -> 3 Day Mute
3rd Offense -> 1 Week Ban

ninja edit: Maybe it's a good time to get into BDSM with all this talk...
So, after several weeks of Winter induced alcoholism, we've finally promoted new staff.

New Staff:
  • mdunlavy
  • WinterFish
  • GemStarrk (who is this guy?)
  • Orange_Boulder (I must really be tired)
Promotions:
  • Oliver1727
  • Benchriswii
  • Rojn321
Demotions:
  • HereDoggyDoggy69
  • Edget
Network Wide:
  • Added /mail
  • Added /menu as an alias for /bs, might be a little easier to remember for some
Scarlet:
  • Changed spawn to make it easier to navigate
  • Join:
    • Added new join/leave messages
    • Added first time joining messages
  • AntiCheat
    • Made Fastbreak/Fastplace not block
    • Disabled Rubberbanding
  • Miscellaneous
    • Changed Random TP radius to 50000
    • Increased number of tile entities that can be ticked (Hopefully to resolve Redstone issues, potentially beacons as well)
Onyx:
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  • Cannons
Network wide:
  • Added /hub, /lobby, /scarlet, /azure, and /ruby as command aliases
  • Brought back /[channel] to toggle into chats again (/tc to toggle into town chat for example)
Scarlet:
  • Trails
    • Resolved an issue where donors were able to set other people's trails, including non-donors
    • Changed it to say [NoobTrails] because why not?
  • AntiCheat
    • Changed movement checks to help avoid collision with donor pets
    • Changed FastBreak to avoid collisions with McMMO and special server Pickaxe's
    • Increased glide and phase checks to avoid collisions with lifts
    • Few other minor changes to bring balance to the force. Hopefully.
  • Added top town, monthly voter, and McMMO leaderboards in /spawn
  • Added the ability to use /link to link your account on the forums
Azure:
  • VIP Perks
    • Added access to /trails
    • Added /backpack
    • Increased price to $25 from $15
  • Added Cobblestone Ore Generators
    • Allows you to get ore randomly from cobble generators on your island
  • Added leaderboards to /spawn for top islands and a few others
Ruby:
  • VIP Perks
    • Added Ruby VIP to donation store for $20
    • Added WorldEdit to VIP users within the plot world
    • Increased plot limit of 16 from 4 for VIP users
    • Added access to /trails
  • Disabled the chat filter on this server. Not even sure how I didn't notice that it was enabled sooner... Well. Poor Ruby
I will be taking down the server to perform upgrades to the server in preparation for the Christmas player population. The server should be down anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour. I thank you for your support and patience while we deal with these issues. You guys are the best.

Hey! If you somehow have avoided every single message in game about the keys, let's cover the basics!
  • Head on over to the donation store category, type in your username and then choose "Buy", you will not be charged for this, and it will not ask for your credit card so long as you choose the correct category.
  • Then wait 1-5 minutes, you do not need to log out, but you will need to have an open inventory slot
  • Once you have the key, use the command "/spawn" to head back to our spawn, then head back and to the left until you reach the snow covered crate room
  • Then use the key on the crate with snowflakes falling out

Also for the lunatics who have read this far down, there's a temporary 1 in 100 chance of getting a crate key from voting until the 31st. The crate keys must be used by the 31st. The donation store sale will also be ending on the 31st. Also, I love you.
Not a whole lot to say here, so I won't waste your time. Here's the new things.

  • /recipe [item] - Looks up the recipe of an item
  • /recipe - Looks up the recipe of the item you're holding
  • While in the recipe menu, clicking on an item will show you that recipe
Also new! There's a random teleport in spawn. To the right of the rules board there's a portal. Simply walk through and it will teleport you avoiding all towns. Perfect for finding a new settlement. :D
It's time to thin the herd.

We have 17367 residents (cleared a few months ago), 922 towns, 138 nations, and 80261 claimed chunks in our Towny universe. It's about time we clear some space. And we're going to re-enable upkeep now.

A large part of why this has been accumulating is because we were forced to disable upkeep a few buggy Towny patches ago. While we haven't tested in full production, I believe the issue should be fixed now. So, starting next week. (December 17th) we will be re-enabling upkeep, and raising the price on new towns. In the case that... Well. That upkeep doesn't work out the way we hope, we'll be making several backups of the database beforehand and disabling revert on unclaim. Meaning that hopefully if someone were to lose their town we should be able to recover everything with no issue.

That doesn't mean you shouldn't worry. You should still be worrying about having enough money in your town banks to cover daily upkeep. Also, keep in mind that with taxes now being collected, you might be kicking some residents out of your town unintentionally if your tax was set higher than the amount they have now. I would recommend setting taxes to 0 for the first few days of upkeep.

But brace yourselves... It might be a bumpy ride! Let's hope it works out!

Edit: Post purge stats
Residents: 3786 | Towns: 411 | Nations : 51 | TownBlocks: 61177

Top Nations:
Terravia: 171 Residents
Artenia: 124 Residents
Stonlos: 123 Residents

Top Towns:
DigZone: 40 Residents
Crab City: 29 Residents
Scarlet Kitties: 28 Residents
So as some of you already know, we have a few new plugins! Among those is a new voting system, a new chat system, and the largely requested /ignore. I'll go over the new commands and the basic idea behind them.

Voting:
There are no longer any top voter rewards at the end of each month; the voting points and BossShop systems are still in place, however. Your points will carry over and voting as a whole is largely unchanged. There is soon to be cross-server voting and rewards for voting on our other servers, more info on this will come sometime soon™.

Commands:
/vote - Brings up the vote command menu
/vote claim [all | #] - Claims your voting rewards
/vote sites - Displays all of the links to the voting sites

Chat:
Chat has had a pretty huge overhaul; there are still the old channels (General, Town, Nation, Local, and Marry, but no Mayor at the moment, RIP) and some new additions (Help and Trade). Overall it's a lot more tidy (you can scroll over people's usernames to see their stats by the way).

Commands:
/channel [channel name] - This will toggle you into the specific channel
/[channel abbreviation] [message] - This will send a message in the specified chat channel
without toggling.

Ignore:
You can ignore other users... you monster.

Commands:
/ignore [username]
/ignore list - Lists all of your ignored players.

Please note that the contents of this page are subject to change at any time as we think of anything we left out, or decide to change it just because :D